Children go Viral with Recreation of Famous Ramogi FM Ad [VIDEO]

  • Screengrab from the original Ramogi FM promo contrasted with another from the viral children's version
    Screengrab from the original Ramogi FM promo contrasted with another from the viral children's version
    File
  • Many Kenyans are familiar with a commercial for Ramogi FM which airs regularly on Citizen TV, featuring an upper-class couple presumably in Nairobi getting ready for work.

    With smooth Luo music playing in the background, they are seen getting smartly dressed before stepping out of their mansion.

    Once they enter the sleek Mercedes Benz heading to work, they share a smile while looking at each other in what is one of the most recognizable sequences aired on Kenyan TV.

    Two children, a boy and a girl, went viral on Thursday, July 30 with their impressive recreation of the famous advertisement which has aired for years.

    Screengrab from the original Ramogi FM promo contrasted with another from the viral children's version
    Screengrab from the original Ramogi FM promo contrasted with another from the viral children's version
    File

    Just like in the original ad, it starts off with the two getting ready for the day, albeit in a much more modest home.

    The boy is seen wearing a suit and tie while his co-star is seen at the mirror, enjoying the music as she does her make-up.

    They then leave the house together, holding hands as a mkokoteni (handcart) replaces the silver Mercedes Benz in the original commercial.

    Their take on the ad was shared widely by, among others, the Royal Media Services (RMS)-owned stations which marveled at the execution of the concept.

    "Brilliant, just brilliant. These amazing kids brought out the classic Ramogi FM promo perfectly," shared Citizen TV while Ramogi also congratulated the duo.

    The viral video caught the attention of many Kenyans who were left in awe of the young talents' production.

    Among them was popular comedian and online personality Flaqo who described it as evidence of a bright future for the country's creative industry.

    Some Kenyans even revealed that they preferred the childrens' version to the original promo.

    "Brilliant is an understatement! This is mind-blowing. We are never short of dignified talent even from a tender age!" wrote James Mwadeghu.

    "I love the original promo but these kids are exceptional. How they pulled this off is the epitome of creativity and mimic," shared one Kamdooh.

    "With school closed indefinitely, kids need to find such creative ways to occupy themselves," stated ElleKG.

    Watch the recreation below: